History Of Stuffed Toys:
The first commercial concern to create stuffed toys was the German Steiff company in 1880. Steiff used newly developed technology for manufacturing upholstery to make their stuffed toys. In 1892, the Ithaca Kitty became one of the first mass-produced stuffed animal toys in the United States.
In 1903 Richard Steiff designed a soft stuffed bear that differed from earlier traditional rag dolls, because it was made of plush furlike fabric. At the same time in the US, Morris Michtom created the first teddy bear after being inspired by a drawing of President “Teddy” Roosevelt with a bear cub. In 1903, the character Peter Rabbit from English author Beatrix Potter was the first stuffed toy to be patented.
Sock monkeys are a type of handmade stuffed monkey made out of socks, which first appeared in the US during the Great Depression
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History of Plushland:
Founded in February 1996, Plushland is going on nearly 23 years of supplying one-of-a-kind hand-crafted, plush animals with an obsessive attention to detail that has been the hallmark of the company since our auspicious beginnings.
A family owned manufacturer, the principal management team has grown and developed with Plushland, advancing the brand into an array of new markets while maintaining that same obsessive attention to detail that has defined Plushland for the past two decades.
Plushland owns most of our designs and the company item UPC code has been the same since our beginning. We work closely with non-profit organizations such as March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Diabetes Association as well as many other charities to raise funds through Plushland’s uniquely designed, adorable toys. Linda Li, CEO of Plushland and a breast cancer survivor, is a strong advocate and supporter of worthy causes seeking to advance scientific research and alleviate suffering the world over.
Some other important facts about Plushland:
- Our first location is in downtown Los Angeles the artist district. We assemble and ship merchandise from that location for 18 years.
- Plushland is minority and women owned. Linda Li, the owner, came from China with a manufacturing and design background of plush toys.
- Plushland invented bean bags for babies fundraising program in 1997 and in 1998, 1999, Plushland helped organizations like March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association raised over 10 millions in their fundraising events.
- Plushland owns two oversea factories in Yangzhou, China. Yangzhou is a 2500 year old small town in north of Yangtz river, nearly 50% of the plush toys in world come from that town. And, it is famous for authentic Chinese food—you probably heard of “Yangzhou fried rice” which is just among many famous dishes.
- Plushland’s factory management have ownership in the factory and we have over 50% employees working for us for more than 20 years.
- Plushland believes in social responsibility and helping the globe.
Plushland donates 300 sock monkeys to the Mooky project to help hospitalized children to feel love.
Plushland currently owns over 100 university licenses and works with many private schools, clubs, and corporates on team events, sports mascots, and special occasions.
Today Plushland is developing award winning design products. Our products are not only made up of high quality material but are also cute, attractive and a great present for your loved ones. Plushland always strives to satisfy its customers and always keeps in mind how its products can benefit others and bring happiness in their lives.